IPod and entertainment uprgrade
Im creating an Audio entertainment system in an 87 car to be 21st century READY. I say READY meaning IPod audio, Tomtom portable, and DVD system.
Currently, I have a factory 2004 radio new, never used installed in my 87. I can use it as my "new" radio, or buy an aftermarket radio. Then I want to wire for a sub woofer, and amplifier and above devices for possible installation later.
What wires would I need to run, to be Ipod or Mp3 READY, sub woofer READY, portable Tomtom READY, and DVD screen READY? The cars dash and interior is stripped. I like the devices portable for removal. I can create a space for a 12"DVD screen behind the glove box.
Searching forums, I didnt see a parts list for IPod conversion kits. Everything is mostly for new cars and one exclusive Ipod forum was pretty old. Any new thoughts are appreciated. I want the Ipod to be the number one concern, if this is the best portable device for car audio.Is phones connected to the Internet a device for connection to car audio? Is wiring for a computer hook up also a good idea or practical? I believe this would be a USB port. Also, I'll run wires to the rear center console too, for the rear passengers.
Ive spent a lot of time cleaning out all dust and dirt,adding floor and door insulation. Removed AC evaporator, replaced the hose seals, cleaned ducts, reinstalled, and repainted interior parts. Now I'm thinking, lets go one more step further before assembling everything, and wire for an entertainment system.
Im hoping any upgrades will be a good selling point in this tough economy when I go to sell. A 2 door Corolla is what Im upgrading, so dollars are not going to be pouring in for this car. I appreciate anyone's input into what they would wire for, and experience with mentioned devices, and what items and wires are needed for the conversion too if they have it. Or should I spend the bucks for some integrated unit? I dont want to wire for xm or sirrus unit though. I believe it would be too much for an econo car and someone on a budget. I guessing a phone with a connection to the cars audio is the way to go. Thanks.